How To Remove Liposuction Scars?

Liposuction scars are usually the least of patients’ concerns after a successful liposuction procedure.

The incisions made during the procedure are usually tiny and, if any scarring does occur, they are usually barely visible.

But if you are one of the few who are genetically predisposed to have skin darkening, and the formation of keloids as a scarring reaction to any incision on the skin, then this becomes a problem. Don’t worry, though. There are a lot of ways to remedy this.

Normally, liposuction scars are tiny and barely visible, but sometimes they are in a visible part of the body (imagine to undergo a facial liposuction). A quick fix for your less visible liposuction scar would be to disguise it. You can use foundation or concealers to hide the scar.

How Big Are Liposuction Scars

You can do this by simply dabbing foundation or concealer on the area that you want to conceal just like when you are applying make-up on the face. Or you could cover it up depending on where the scar is located (knee liposuction scars and arm liposuction scars for example, can be easily hidden for the most part of the year).

If you do not want to settle for this temporary fixes, there are safe and natural remedies that you might want to try. This is very helpful for pigmented and discolored liposuction scars . Lemon juice is a very common remedy to lighten the appearance of the scar.

The acid in the juice will fight the skin pigmentation and lighten the skin. It might take quite a while to remove the scar, but if you regularly apply this on the scars, you will see a noticeable difference.

Other natural remedies that you may use to minimize scarring due to liposuction include aloe vera, cocoa butter, and rosehip oil.

How To Heal Liposuction Scars

If you underwent a new liposuction procedure and you would like to undergo additional cosmetic treatment to remove the resulting scars, you can actually choose between two scar removal procedures. One is the dermabrasion. This process is comparable to “sanding” — the old skin is removed and new skin is allowed to grow.

However, dermabrasion is not very effective with keloid type scars. If this is the case, you should consult your cosmetic surgeon to know what other options you have. The other procedure is that you should check out is the more advance laser scar removal.

This easily removes old and dead skin cells via the use of laser and allows new skin to grow in its place, as shown in plenty of before-and-after liposuction scar photos.

This procedure is quite drastic and a bit expensive, but results are often favorable so the extra cost is surely worth it.